I saw this idea floating around on Pinterest and It was perfect for me since we had a lot spare chairs just randomly placed all over the house and no one really used those chair.
So I thought why not try to make it into a bench so at least it looks like a new piece of furniture.
All of the tutorials I saw called for some level of construction and here I am the regular old me who doesn’t really have major skills in drilling or sawing wood hence I took the easier and quicker route.
This is how the chairs looked before I made it into a bench, in pretty good shape but really old and definitely need an upgrade.
I’m sure you guys want to know the secret ingredient on how I joined these chairs together.
Are you guys ready?
It was plain ol’ Rope.
I literally tied the legs of the chairs together with a rope and if you look closely in the pictures you can see a glimpse of it.
And that is all that was needed literally,they would not budge. But you have to tie these up really tight.
Will update you guys on how they turn out and if they untie.
(Update: It’s almost been four years since I made this bench and it is still going strong)
Supplies You Need For This Project
Fabric of your choice
Let me tell you this whole bench that I created is the lazy mans way of making a bench.
I piled on the pillow filling and wrapped the fabric on top.
To keep the fabric in place I used almost around 100 needles and pinned it on the base of the chair. The fabric was pinned in so securely that there was no way it was ever coming off.
For the cushions i bought the same color fabric so they could match plus added almost the same pattern on the cushion and frayed the sides so it looked a bit peacock feather-ish.
The pillows looked like this before
I spray painted the chairs all Gold beforehand since the brown color was too dull. Every inch of the chairs needed some TLC.
The legs which I tied together with the ropes that area I covered with the same strip of fabric and some more needles.
And that was it all done!
Without any drilling tools etc I created a bench.
It is so comfortable and so darn cute.
What do you guys think ?
If you guys liked this project, you should definitely check out my Wooden Chair Makeover.